Customs officers charged in airport drug ring probe

Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare has announced a root and branch overhaul of Customs after eight people were charged in connection to an alleged drug ring working out of Sydney airport.

A joint investigation by ABC’s 7.30 and Fairfax has revealed that a cell of suspected corrupt Customs officers has allegedly helped smuggle drugs through Australia’s biggest airport.

This morning Mr Clare announced that eight people, including two Customs employees and a quarantine officer, had been arrested and charged over the importation of drugs following a secret two-year investigation into corruption — via

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